The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Wallis and Futuna at this time.
Read Travel Smart for useful travel information to help you prepare for your trip, and advice on what you should do if you run into problems overseas.
It's important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. Consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition.
Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever occur in Wallis and Futuna, especially during the warm wet months of February to May. Take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent, wearing long, loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing and ensure your accommodation is mosquito proof.
More information: Dengue fever fact sheet (World Health Organization)
All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there is a more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches.
More information: Tsunami Warning Center
Cyclone season is between November to April when flooding, landslides and disruptions to services can occur. However, tropical storms and cyclones may occur in other months. The direction and strength of tropical cyclones can change with little warning.
If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.
Where to get help
Depending on what you need, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24-hour emergency number.
Read the Consular Services Charter for what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas.
Australia does not have a Consulate in Wallis and Futuna. For consular assistance, contact the Australian Consulate-General in New Caledonia.
Australian Consulate-General, Noumea
11 rue Georges Baudoux
Artillerie, Noumea, New Caledonia
Phone: +687 27 24 14
See the Consulate-General website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
Other useful information
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The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office also issues travel advice for Wallis and Futuna.